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WindBlade 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Hi.. Need some answers for some questions which i have.. :)
Lets start off with some suggestions..

1. Sometimes, after updating a proejct and reclicking on the project to display on the internal browser, the same webpage still displays due to the cache of IE.. Maybe it would be a good idea to auto-del cache of the project pages after updating?

2. As I previously mentioned abotu Auto-suspend on my previous post, I think it would be a geat idea to auto-suspend the project when OE detects that server download limit has reached instead of having the user to specify the limit himself? Is it possible?

3. Next, as multiple URLs are supported in OE, not all URLs would require the same level limit, it would be good to ahve a parameter levellimit= which only applies to the URL above it. This will override the default level limit. For example to download a forum, I would require to download levellimit=0 on the main page of the forum while levellimit=unlimited on the subforums.

4. I think it would be great to have a summary, maybe added to the Statitics section and also displaed after updating/downloading a project, that tells which files has errors when downloading, which files are not found etc. For updating, this specifies which files are updated in the update (although this can be done thru the "file content" option, but a summery a the end of a update would make it more user-friendly) This of course can also apply to the parameter "Additional=DeleteOldFiles" which speicifies which files are deleted... Similar to the Log window, but less verbose and more concise.. :)


Next, to some questions.

4. I can`t seem to download WAP (.wml) pages using OE, do I need some special plugin for my IE or soemthign?

5. Sometimes webpages have a drop-down list or soemthing, does OE supports downloading the URLs that each differnt posting of the drop-down list would lead to? Or does one have to manually type in the additional POST= in the Address Textbox...

6. Next, for a project update, if the checkbox "Check File size" is not checked, how does OE detects if the file is changed? By the date modified? or what?

7. For a NTFS partition, what is he max number of files that cn be stored in a folder?

8. I noticed some of the URLs I got thru the Alt+Ctrl+Click has this parameter Ignorelogout.. I tried finding it but semhow it is not documented. How does this parameter work?

Next, to the Filters side..

9. Your filter system seems to be rather funnny.. If I INCLUDE a directory in the DIRECTORY fiter http://www.a.com/abc/ and I didn`t include that server in the SERVER Filter but include other filter, http://www.a.com/abc/ would not be downloaded. Does that mean I must do a duplicate entry, and include www.a.com in the SERVER filter? Or must I include www.a.com in the SERVER and /abc/ in the directory? hmm.. complicating..

Thats alll for nw.. Thanks for your time.. :)
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:02 am
> Hi.. Need some answers for some questions which i have.. :)
> Lets start off with some suggestions..

Sure!

> 1. Sometimes, after updating a proejct and reclicking on the project to display on the internal browser, the same webpage still displays due to the cache of IE.. Maybe it would be a good idea to auto-del cache of the project pages after updating?

In past, Offline Explorer`s Internal server was telling MS IE not to cache pages a user browses offline. However I had to turn this of for certain files, because, for example, stream redirection files (.ram, .asx) should be cached, or viewing streams starts to be impossible.

Anyway, you can always click Refresh button in Internal Browser to reload the page.

> 2. As I previously mentioned abotu Auto-suspend on my previous post, I think it would be a geat idea to auto-suspend the project when OE detects that server download limit has reached instead of having the user to specify the limit himself? Is it possible?

But how it could be detected that some server download limit was reached? Does it start generating certain pages?

> 3. Next, as multiple URLs are supported in OE, not all URLs would require the same level limit, it would be good to ahve a parameter levellimit= which only applies to the URL above it. This will override the default level limit. For example to download a forum, I would require to download levellimit=0 on the main page of the forum while levellimit=unlimited on the subforums.

Well, it is easier to separate such URLs by different Projects. As for Level=0 for certain pages, you can place the following line now:

SingleURL=http://www.server.com/..........

> 4. I think it would be great to have a summary, maybe added to the Statitics section and also displaed after updating/downloading a project, that tells which files has errors when downloading, which files are not found etc. For updating, this specifies which files are updated in the update (although this can be done thru the "file content" option, but a summery a the end of a update would make it more user-friendly) This of course can also apply to the parameter "Additional=DeleteOldFiles" which speicifies which files are deleted... Similar to the Log window, but less verbose and more concise.. :)

I understand, but the main reason why this was not added is that such list of errors and downloaded files would take much memory while downloading. For sites that contain over 1 million files it would be a real problem. So, a log is the best source of such information when you really need it. Besides, you can turn on only the desired messages in the Log by using its Filters submenu.

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> Next, to some questions.
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> 4. I can`t seem to download WAP (.wml) pages using OE, do I need some special plugin for my IE or soemthign?

Offline Explorer can process (extract links) from .wml files. If you find a site that doesn`t work, please let me know its URL.

> 5. Sometimes webpages have a drop-down list or soemthing, does OE supports downloading the URLs that each differnt posting of the drop-down list would lead to? Or does one have to manually type in the additional POST= in the Address Textbox...

I am working on that. 3.0 version should include better forms processing code.

> 6. Next, for a project update, if the checkbox "Check File size" is not checked, how does OE detects if the file is changed? By the date modified? or what?

Yes, some servers report file modification dates and it is possible to use it information to see if some file has changed or not. However this works not in all cases, so File size checks enhance Offline Explorer`s capability to find changed files.

> 7. For a NTFS partition, what is he max number of files that cn be stored in a folder?

Well, it can hold hundreds of thousands files, but in reality, even 10,000 files in a folder make system accesses to it very slow and Windows may even f